ATSILS Board

Governance

Our Board is comprised of nine directors elected from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander membership. A specialist director is also appointed to provide additional guidance in the areas of finance and corporate governance. Our Staff Executive team is comprised of a Chief Executive Officer; Principal Legal Officer; and Chief Financial Officer who look to our Board of Directors for strategic direction and advice.

 

ATSILS Chair

Kenny Georgetown
Chairperson

CEO of an Indigenous Organisation for 17 years, active member of the community, serving on a number of boards, Diploma in Community Services Co-ordination, Certificate IV in Business (Governance). Winner of the Colin Collins Award for Participatory Processes, Community Spirit and Volunteering in the Community.

 

 

 

 

 

FredCoolwellFred Coolwell
Vice Chairperson

Former CEO of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service, Youth Worker, Residential Youth Worker & active member of the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GaryLui

Gary Lui
Treasurer

Previous experience as a practicing solicitor, substantial experience with native title law and practice & policy work and advocate for Indigenous management of sea country.

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology), Bachelor of Law, Accredited PRINCE2 Project Manager and Certificate IV in Assessment and Training.

 

 

 

 

CyrilSeden

Cyril Seden
Secretary 

Diploma&Cert.IVin Indigenous Community Welfare.
Diploma&CertificateIV in Child Safety.
CertificateIV in Cognitive Skills. (Counselling)
CertificateIV–Trainthe Trainer.
MAICD
Qualified Fitter and Turner

 

 

 

 

CharleneBerndtCharlene Berndt
Director

Experience in Government processes and active member of the community.

Graduate Certificate – Business Management and Certificate IV – Business Administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JanineGertz Janine Gertz
Director

16+ years Commonwealth Public Service
National and International Lobbying and advocacy
Graduate Diploma of Social Science
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

Active member of the Community

 

 

 

 

GrahmaPattellGraham Pattel
Director

Youth Worker – Cleveland Detention Centre, Chair of Townsville Community Justice Group and active member of the community.

Diploma of Community Management.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris RoganChristopher Rogan
Specialist Director

Executive MBA – Australian Graduate School of Management
Graduate Diploma (Business Administration)
CPA
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
PRINCE2 Foundation certification
MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) – Practitioner certification
Associate Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Member, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)

 

Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers
20+years’experiencein commercial roles
11years’experiencein financial services in Australia and New Zealand.

 

LeonYeatmanLeon Yeatman
Director

CEO Mapoon Shire Council, State Winner of AIM Management Excellence – Rural and Remote Category, 15+ years senior management experience and active member of the community.

Bachelor of Arts, Certificate IV in Local Government Administration, Certificate in Executive Management – Queensland Local Government.